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  • Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year

    Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff’s Department last year, accounting for nearly half of the county’s total litigation costs. The county’s overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in...
  • Our 2014 resolutions for other people

    Our 2014 resolutions for <em>other</em> people
    As the New Year begins, hopeful signs abound that the U.S. economy is finally getting its mojo back. Employers are creating jobs at a faster pace, more houses are being built than at any point in the last five years, consumer spending is rising —...
  • The untouchable sheriff?

    The untouchable sheriff?
    There came a point during the 2012 hearings of the Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence when the panel's lead counsel, Richard Drooyan, asked Sheriff Lee Baca how he was to be held to answer for mistreatment of inmates, poor...
  • Bullet that hit man New Year's Day 'fell from the sky,' LAPD says

    A man in Highland Park was injured early New Year's Day when he was "skimmed" by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire, Los Angeles police said. The man was standing in the 6800 block of North Figueroa about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday when he was...
  • 2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption

    2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption
    In more ways than one, I'm sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles. In other ways, I can't wait for...
  • Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission

    Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca threw his support behind a proposal by two county supervisors to set up an oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by allegations of widespread misconduct and abuse. Supervisors Mark...
  • Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning

    Sheriff Baca expected to announce retirement Tuesday morning
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m., with sources telling The Times he plans to announce his retirement. The news of Baca's decision to step down has stunned people inside and outside the Sheriff's Department....
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca's legacy
    Join Times staff writers Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi at 9 a.m. Thursday for an online discussion about the legacy of outgoing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. As Baca makes way for his successor, even his supporters see contradictions in his...
  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • New L.A. County interim sheriff sworn in as Baca departs

    Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott said Thursday that he left the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2005 because he felt the agency was "headed in the wrong direction." "I saw inaction, and I saw a certain level of neglect," he...
  • Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca

    Gloria Molina: So long, Sheriff Baca
    Re "Sheriff's race thrown open," Jan. 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's shocking retirement announcement saddened me. While I have criticized his leadership, clearly from his tone, it was difficult for him to leave in this manner. I could feel his...
  • 818 Roundup: Motorcyclist killed on Angeles Crest, yogurt shop robbed at gunpoint, party house over

    818 Roundup: Motorcyclist killed on Angeles Crest, yogurt shop robbed at gunpoint, party house over
    It's Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Here are the top headlines from your area, readers: - Coroner's officials identified the 55-year-old Los Angeles man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday afternoon, near milemarker 45....